Orrick adds three new partners to Corporate team

Orrick announced has added three new parters to its global Corporate team: private equity M&A advisor Leah Recht from Kirkland & Ellis and capital markets advisors Edward Dyson from Cooley and Mark Mushkin from Cravath.

“We are growing to meet tech sector client demand globally – and we’re focused on doing it with rising star talent,” says Matthew Gemello, leader of Orrick’s global Corporate practice. “Leah brings significant experience managing deals for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, while Ed and Mark deepen our capital markets teams in the UK and US.”

Named a leading advisor to companies in 2020 by SPACInsider, Orrick’s Capital Markets team helped tech companies, such as Fisker Automotive, Luminar Technologies and Clover Health go public last year. The firm’s M&A team ranked top 10 globally by deal volume in Q3 2020 by Pitchbook.

Recht advises private equity clients and their portfolio companies on a range of transactional and strategic matters, including capital deployment, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, minority investments, corporate governance, executive compensation and other general corporate matters. She is based in San Francisco.

Dyson counsels public and pre-IPO private companies, investors, entrepreneurs and underwriters on UK capital markets transactions, as well as on primary and secondary listings on Nasdaq and the NYSE by English and European companies. He also advises on domestic and cross-border public and private M&A deals, strategic ventures and other corporate matters. Based in London, he follows the move in 2019 of corporate advisor Ed Lukins, whom he worked with at Cooley. In 2020, our UK team advised on more than 10% of the public offerings on the London Stock Exchange (Main Market and AIM).

Mushkin advises clients accessing the US capital markets, from debt and equity offerings to IPOs, private placement transactions and general securities law matters. In addition, he counsels on M&A deals, private equity transactions and general corporate matters. Mushkin, who will start at the firm on 19 January, will be based in New York.